The Archaeology of Sound, Acoustics & Music: Studies in Honour of Cajsa S. Lund

Publications of the ICTM Study Group on Music Archaeology, Vol. 3

Ears to the Ground: On Cajsa Lund’s Legacy and Moving Movements

Frances Gill

“Ears to the Ground” is an account of Music Archaeology – past, present, and future – by the author, Frances Gill, who after several years working as a musician and flute teacher in England began a course of study and subsequent work in archaeology and music in Sweden.

The account begins with her reading Music Archaeology in 2011 on an academic course (the first of its kind, at least in Sweden) where she became Cajsa S. Lund’s student. Frances regards Cajsa’s methodology as indicative of being Northern or perhaps Scandinavian in design. The second part of the article lays out Frances’ methodology with a focus on homologous experimental processes, giving case examples of Upper Palaeolithic “Flutes” from Germany and an Iron Age ring fort in Sweden.
Implicit is Cajsa’s influence that continues to guide and underpin practices – “moving movements” – in relation to culture, towards the application of Music Archaeology.

“The heart has got to find greater space for rebellion.”
Harry Belafonte 2016

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